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Old 02-18-2019, 07:56 PM   #61
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Been wearing a pair of Dryft with the zipper for 3-4 years and love them.. no leaks... no issues. I just ordered a pair of their wader pants and one of their new back packs

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If you can get the Dryft wading jacket and wader set, that's the sexy deal to get. Still pleased as punch with mine.
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The rats did you a favor. Picked up a pair for my son based on recommendations here... they leaked like a sieve. Aqua sealed the leaks and more sprung. Total waste of money.
Weird.. my couple pairs were bomb proof... they were the best I have owned thus far. Far better than simms freestone (2 pair) and a little better than my most recent redington sonic pros, which were excellent.

I do expect the dryfts to be my new favorite though.
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If you can get the Dryft wading jacket and wader set, that's the sexy deal to get. Still pleased as punch with mine.
I have a couple kuiu rain coats that I retired from the woods, I'm pretty partial to them for jackets.
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I have a couple kuiu rain coats that I retired from the woods, I'm pretty partial to them for jackets.
That may be the case, but dont you want to look FABULOUS in matching attire, with your rod accenting your Dolce and Gabanna designer wading boots?
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Any update on the Dryft waders? Thinking ahead to fall and new waders..........
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I'm still loving my waders and jacket from them. I've been wearing my jacket not only to the river, but any time I've been doing stuff in the wet. Its performed flawlessly. The waders havent gotten as many uses as years past, but they are also still holding up perfectly as well. Others that might chime in are Mark Youngblood, as I know he has this combo and loves them as well. They should definitely be in your thoughts when shopping, 1nut.
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I'm still loving my waders and jacket from them. I've been wearing my jacket not only to the river, but any time I've been doing stuff in the wet. Its performed flawlessly. The waders havent gotten as many uses as years past, but they are also still holding up perfectly as well. Others that might chime in are Mark Youngblood, as I know he has this combo and loves them as well. They should definitely be in your thoughts when shopping, 1nut.
I still have no issue and I am headed to Alaska tomorrow where I will be wearing them almost daily for 6 weeks I suspect..... I told a pair of their wading pants this year and cannot wait to try them out.....plus I LOVE their new backpack I use it for everything and it is waterproof!
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Any update on the Dryft waders? Thinking ahead to fall and new waders..........
I like mine more all the time. i'm not a huge fan of the color, because they REALLY show bait goo, but looks are at the very bottom of my list for things I look for in waders... they do look really good clean, but that look changed the first day I wore them.

I cannot see buying any other waders, I like them better than Simms G3's, more comfortable, and the price is crazy for what you get.

the uppers aren't as tough as G3's, but I think that is a good thing, it's a low wear area, and it makes them easier to get on, and more comfortable, and they are tough where they need to be.

excellent design, excellent price, and a seemingly good group of guys running the operation. they are my new wader brand for sure
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Any of you all have the Pro Zip Front waders? If so, how do you like them?

How about the Session wading pant?
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Artwo, I have the zip front waders and they work great. I have had zero issues with them. It's nice to not have to unbundle to go wizz when its freezing in the winter.
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Now that it's warmer, any comments on breathability?
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Now that it's warmer, any comments on breathability?
Yes... only that its summer, so you shouldn't need to wear waders.
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$552 for the Primo Zip waders and Primo Wading jacket combo until the 16th. I'm seriously considering a purchase as my trusty G3's have finally sprung a leak.
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$552 for the Primo Zip waders and Primo Wading jacket combo until the 16th. I'm seriously considering a purchase as my trusty G3's have finally sprung a leak.
That's a screaming deal. Basically identical to g3 Simms, for almost half the price, and you get a wading jacket. That's cheaper than what I got my set for by 50 bucks.
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I like mine more all the time. i'm not a huge fan of the color, because they REALLY show bait goo, but looks are at the very bottom of my list for things I look for in waders... they do look really good clean, but that look changed the first day I wore them.

I cannot see buying any other waders, I like them better than Simms G3's, more comfortable, and the price is crazy for what you get.

the uppers aren't as tough as G3's, but I think that is a good thing, it's a low wear area, and it makes them easier to get on, and more comfortable, and they are tough where they need to be.

excellent design, excellent price, and a seemingly good group of guys running the operation. they are my new wader brand for sure
Well then I guess its time to buy a pair that will last more than a season. I have been through a pair of the caddis for each of the last 3 years- No complaints for $120 I get 40-50 days on water before they develop a small leak in the neoprene booties.
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FYI- Dryft gear went on sale today.
3 pieces coming my way..............
Good dudes- I have emailed them numerous times with questions and they are quick to get back with answers.
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FYI- Dryft gear went on sale today.
3 pieces coming my way..............
Good dudes- I have emailed them numerous times with questions and they are quick to get back with answers.
I'll second that. They even will answer the phone when called. A rarity these days in the world of small business customer service.
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I can’t see buying any other waders while they are building them... love mine.

Good response from them too when I have contacted them, very easy business to buy from
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Just bought a pair of Session Lite wading pants for my upcoming trip to stream fish in Alaska. They look great. I had good response when I contacted them.
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I thought I would resurrect this thread. I am seriously eyeballing grabbing a set of the waders and wading jacket as a package. I'm sold on the zipper waders,it's the jacket I have questions about. How is the hood system,does it perform well in sideways wind and rain? How is the breathability? I hike a lot. Are the pockets large enough to accommodate a modest amount of gear? Thanks in advance,they seem like a good company and I have heard positive reviews.
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I thought I would resurrect this thread. I am seriously eyeballing grabbing a set of the waders and wading jacket as a package. I'm sold on the zipper waders,it's the jacket I have questions about. How is the hood system,does it perform well in sideways wind and rain? How is the breathability? I hike a lot. Are the pockets large enough to accommodate a modest amount of gear? Thanks in advance,they seem like a good company and I have heard positive reviews.
Rain: Once you have the hood dialed in, it stays in place. It has face, and head adjustable straps. I've used it with success in stormy conditions.

Breathability: Most definitely breathable. Be sure and wear some warm underclothes due to this. I went from a rubber coat to this, and it was polar opposite. I also have their regular rain jacket, and its ideal for activity.

Pockets: This is a gripe of mine. The waders have an inner and outer water proof pockets and the jacket has some fairly small pockets. It is hard for me to fit a phone in some of them. 2 hand, 2 upper, and one inner zippered, waterproof pockets.

I say do their package deal! Their prime zip front waders are absolutely awesome! I will see what happens when it comes time for warranty work. From what I've heard, they are good. From what I've heard, these waders are identical in their construction as Simms, only difference is they are assembled in China and owned in Washington.
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I am going on my 3rd season with my Dryft prime zipper waders. I bank and boat fish with them. They are as good as the day I got them so far. No leaks. No stitching coming apart, the zipper doesn’t leak etc. I love everything about them. If I can get 5 years out of them without an issue I will be greatly impressed.

I will def buy another pair down the road.
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Timely...just ordered a pair of waders from them last night before even seeing this thread. Looking forward to them.
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I hope they soon offer some other, lighter, colors. I don't get their choice of that nearly black color? Black stands out in most situations and isn't stealthy. Gimme some camo.
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I've had a set of dryft waders for the last 2.5 years. They started leaking in a couple spots, mostly because I'm really rough on them. I got them back to Nick and he repaired what I had identified and found other weak spots that he fixed. Took 2 days, $35 shipped.

I've previously owned a set of reddington and Simms, both of which needed repairs in a fraction of the time. Neither company would help me, reddington wouldn't even entertain the idea and Simms told me to go screw because the waders smelled bad. Glad to find a company that actually cares
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I've had a set of dryft waders for the last 2.5 years. They started leaking in a couple spots, mostly because I'm really rough on them. I got them back to Nick and he repaired what I had identified and found other weak spots that he fixed. Took 2 days, $35 shipped.

I've previously owned a set of reddington and Simms, both of which needed repairs in a fraction of the time. Neither company would help me, reddington wouldn't even entertain the idea and Simms told me to go screw because the waders smelled bad. Glad to find a company that actually cares
Absolutely awesome and encouraging to hear. Thanks for the word, Adamg!
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I like hearing that, customer service is important above all else.
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I have a pair of the wading pants and really enjoy them. The Company was good to work with prior to my purchase.
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Good to see more competition and keeping pricing down. I was looking to buy new waders also, did stop on Sunday at Fishermans, they had Simms Freestone on sale for $237, decided to go conservative and and what worked for me in past. Have Freestones for > 5 years, still going strong, just too dirty and smelly from egg bait...

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Well I went ahead and ordered the guide zippered wader and long jacket as a set. I will give a full report once I have put them to the test. So far I am impressed with the responses by email I have gotten.
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I'm still loving my waders and jacket from them.

They should definitely be in your thoughts when shopping, 1nut.
Wanted to post and 1st say thank you for all the updates on these waders. I just bought a pair of Dryft wading pants and to be honest I'm blown away on how well they are made and fit. Im 6'5" at 295lbs and very please on how well they fit me. Whoa

Thank you guys, great thread, killer product to say the least.........
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I've loved mine so far. The customer service and communication was superb! I got my waders and jacket the day after I ordered them and they have held up great this first season.
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Got mine today. The jacket fits sweet but I have to get the leg sizing dialed in,they are a bit long for me. But they seem to be a heavy duty,well made,and snazzy looking product.
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Wanted to post and 1st say thank you for all the updates on these waders. I just bought a pair of Dryft wading pants and to be honest I'm blown away on how well they are made and fit. Im 6'5" at 295lbs and very please on how well they fit me. Whoa

Thank you guys, great thread, killer product to say the least.........
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Ok so having fished with these a couple times now I will give my initial impression of them. Solidly build,thick construction. I really love the gravel guards,best functionality I have found yet.


They fit OK. I am in between sizes and wish the inseam was a bit smaller but overall they are good in that regard. I really can't speak to their durability but I have been brush bashing and they seem to be prone to holding up against what I will put them through,and they will be rode hard and put away wet!


I love the jacket. Fits perfect,functional hood,and keeps me dry. I haven't once had anyone come up to me and tell me how good I look,but I'm a little anti social as it is,and looks to me are secondary to function. So far I think the Dryft products are a winner. I will give a full report after the season.
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Same here, have now had 4 trips out in mine as well. Love them, fit killer, durability is great, nice to be warm and dry out this winter. I have king kong punished mine in 4 trips hiking.
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I have a tendency to forget what trail I took to the river and walk out winding up in a tangled hell lol. So in a few more trips we will see whats up Dryft!!
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Its been maybe my 6th trip out with my Dryft S14 Adrenaline waders and today I felt as if my feet were colder than usual. They also felt wet and "sloshy" but normally do and usually are not once I take the waders off. Well today when I took them off both of my feet were soaked. I think I have a leak where the neoprene boots stitch into the legs but have not verified the leak location yet.

I love everything else about the waders but I am pretty bummed the boots are leaking after only 2 months of owning them. Not sure if I'm going to try DIY fix or just send them in. It looks like sending them in is a minimum $35 plus shipping.

Has anyone had a similar problem? Does anyone else have an experience to share on sending their Dryft waders in for warranty claim/repair?

Have any of you had luck on repair waders yourselves?
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Definitely send Dryft an email about your problem - Nick will most likely be the person that responds - he's great! They may wave the $35 since you've only had them for 2 months (warranty repair/replace perhaps?). I have a pair of Primo zippered waders and after a year and a half, sprung a couple of slight leaks. They worked really hard to make it right and have excellent customer service and a fast turnaround.
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That's no good, harvest. I'm almost 3 years in with my waders and still zero water penetration. Many trips in, and the only issue is my inside pocket came unglued, causing a hole. I found out when my phone was by my junk all of a sudden. This will be a DIY project for me. I look forward to an update after you get some closure to the issue.
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Great to hear. I actually just did send an email. I'll update how things go in a while.
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That's no good, harvest. I'm almost 3 years in with my waders and still zero water penetration. Many trips in, and the only issue is my inside pocket came unglued, causing a hole. I found out when my phone was by my junk all of a sudden. This will be a DIY project for me. I look forward to an update after you get some closure to the issue.
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I’m having the same issue! I have used my waders 3 times and they fit and feel fantastic but my right foot was wet last week after a day of fishing. I will wear them again this weekend but I’ll be contacting Dryft on Monday to see if there’s a resolution.

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I'm not trying to hijack anybody's thread, but I need new waders and I'm down to Dryft and USIA.

I'm an oddball size; 51" chest, 30" inseam, 225#, and a size 8 shoe. Dryft has something that is pretty close but not exact. USIA will do full custom fit, but I heard they're a little stiff and noisy (not that I'm trying to sneak up on dee feesh or anything)...

Do y'all have a recommendation either way?
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Old 03-05-2020, 06:51 AM   #106
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I'm not trying to hijack anybody's thread, but I need new waders and I'm down to Dryft and USIA.

I'm an oddball size; 51" chest, 30" inseam, 225#, and a size 8 shoe. Dryft has something that is pretty close but not exact. USIA will do full custom fit, but I heard they're a little stiff and noisy (not that I'm trying to sneak up on dee feesh or anything)...

Do y'all have a recommendation either way?

USIA's especially customs are great..but..unless they've changed material are not breathable -- puncture proof but not breathable.
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Old 03-05-2020, 02:16 PM   #107
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It looks like I did good sticking with Simms...
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Old 03-05-2020, 05:38 PM   #108
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All I know is I sent them an email with my issue and got a reply within 10 minutes with a shipping label and an apology.

I’m still holding on to hope the repair or replacement will exceed my expectations.
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So I received a reply with a shipping label and they're waving the processing fee. They said they will either repair or replace so either way I'll be happy.
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:27 PM   #110
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For an update: Dryft ended up sending me a new pair of waders. They also included a free little gift. The only thing it cost me was a week without waders. Very pleased with how it worked out and how easy the company was to work with.
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:56 PM   #111
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Your best bet to have ZERO down time when dealing with a company with that level of customer service is to buy TWO of their waders. When one pair leaks, you've got a spare on hand while the leaky ones go out for repair or replacement. Alternate as necessary. Helps keep wear/tear down on any one pair of waders.

Never miss a beat that way. Yes a bit of an outlay up front, but you'll never be SOL.
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:20 AM   #112
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I have to give an update with my waders as well. Tim and Nick were superb regarding their level of customer service and experience!

They sent me a shipping label within 10 minutes of me emailing them. They tested my waders and communicated every detail of their results to me. In the end, it turned out there was nothing wrong with the waders but rather the issue was me not realizing condensation can build up inside waders (especially when it is cold and rainy outside).

Regardless, they mailed them back to me at no cost and never made me feel bad about my inability to tell the difference between a wet foot vs sweaty foot.

I would highly recommend these guys and their company.
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